peridot123
65 Cambridge, MA
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My self-summary
Summarizing? Smart, perceptive, bold, quiet, talkative, funny, serious, goofy and genuinely interested in human beings. If you are not human and not interested in the species I am probably not the person for you. But if you are genuinely human, and try to be the best person you can be, and treat others with respect and generosity, then -- who knows?
What I’m doing with my life
I am a professor at a university. I write. I have a daughter, stepchildren, family and a little dog who are important to me. And I *think* I may have figured out how to spend the next ten years. That was a lot of work! I know that later I will get to say what activities I love -- but let me move these topics up to this category: I love books and movies.
I’m really good at
Talking to people.
Appreciating things.
Art.
Playing games.
Leisure.
The first things people usually notice about me
You'd have to ask them!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
All About Eve; The Lady Eve (I think that is the end of the 'Eve' category); Pulp Fiction; anything Frank Capra or Preston Sturges or Hitchcock; Rare Exports; Lawrence of Arabia (!); The Women (the original); and on and on from silents to the movie I am seeing at Kendall tomorrow.

Books? Gosh this is endless, too. Endless. Thank goodness for libraries or I would be drowning in books. It is so good to return them!
The six things I could never do without
Coffee. Family. Making art and being expressive. Breezes. That's four. Being entertained -- that was a trick answer. 'Nuff said, even if that's not six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Family, what it means to be human, why/how/what/how, acting and directing -- and I spend a lot of time thinking about imagination (and imagining).
On a typical Friday night I am
Recuperating from the week with a nice dinner and a film at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not a thing!
You should message me if
You have something interesting to say. If you find your own mind interesting. If you want to share thoughts and a martini.
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